It's time for FUN!

Speech Pathway is happy to provide large group and small group intervention services  for children ages 2.5-18. Our group services are designed to provide a safe and fun environment for your child to work on their speech and language development with peers their age. With the guidance a Licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist, your child has the opportunity to participate with others in new and exciting activities weekly!

Summer Groups

June 8th- August 3rd
4 Groups ages 2.5-18 welcome!
Cost- $250 for 10 sessions

Fall 1
Groups

August 24th -October 12th
5 Groups ages 2.5-18 welcome!
Cost- $200 for 8 sessions

Fall 2
Groups

October 26- December 21st
5 Groups ages 2.5-18 welcome!
Cost- $200 for 8 sessions

A group for EVERY child...

Our preschool group (ages 2.5-5) focuses on targeting developing early language development to include: following the directions of an adult or peer, joint attention, interacting and playing with other children, initiating interactions, appropriate play, personal space, active listening, transitioning, and of course having fun! With multiple transitions built into each group session, toddler to preschool age children participate in structured group play, eating snack together, and helping each other with fun crafts and activities!

Our Early Language Development Group is for children 5-11 years old who communicate in short phrases, nonverbal, or are able to answer rehearsed questions. This group focuses on targeting the following language skills: following the directions of an adult or peer, interacting and playing with other children, commenting, identifying peers’ emotions, how to be a part of and contribute to a group, sharing, initiating interactions, appropriate play, personal space, active listening, transitioning, and of course having fun! This group is more offer smore structured group play  and additional visual supports.

Our Later Language Development Group is for children ages 5-11 who are able to communicate conversationally and answer questions spontaneously. This group focuses on the following language development skills: following directions from peers, sharing, identifying peers’ emotions, perspective taking, appropriate social behaviors, handling when things don’t go our way, group collaboration and cooperation, flexibility, opinion exchange, persuasion, participation, large group conversation, and storytelling.  With large periods of unstructured activities, group members are encouraged to explore new friendships, make group decisions, and think about their interactions with other members of the group.

Our homeschool group (ages 7-13) focuses on targeting later language development to include: making and maintaining friends, perspective taking, appropriate social behaviors, handling when things don’t go our way, participating in non-desired activities, personal space, group collaboration & cooperation, confidence building, flexibility, nonverbal communication, opinion exchange, participation, and receiving feedback. This group offers larger periods of  structured and unstructured group activity time. All members of the group are guided through activities each week.

Our adolescent group (ages 12-18) focuses on adolescent language development  and tough topics to include: perspective taking, appropriate social behaviors, group collaboration and cooperation, flexibility, maintaining friendships, negotiation, narrative language, conflict management, critical thinking, goal setting, honesty, idea/opinion exchange, leadership, and receiving feedback.  With large periods of unstructured activities, adolescents are encouraged to explore new friendships, make group decisions, and think about their interactions with other members of the group.

Group FAQs

Does my child have to receive individual services at Speech Pathway to participate in groups?

NO! We welcome all children to come participate in our  groups.  Of course, individual sessions will allow us to target goals more intensely, but we are happy to do groups without individual services.

Is my child a good fit for groups?

Does your child need help with using simple, informal language that we use when talking face to face with family members and friends? Then yes! Does your child struggle to generalize their articulation, receptive language, or expressive language skills? THEN YES! Our groups focus on friendship & participation. Peers work together to improve their overall communication in guided peer to peer interactions.

Do you bill insurance for groups?

Large Groups are not covered by insurance  insurance.  We do offer small groups which may be covered by insurance. To check benefits please contact info@speechpathway.net or speak with your child’s clinician during their next session.

What group should my child participate in?

Children will be placed into the most appropriate group environment based on age and developmental level.  If your child is on the cusp of a certain age group, we can help you decide.
 

Do you offer financial aid for groups?

There are potential financial aid opportunities for our groups. Please complete our financial aid application.

Where and when are groups held?

Held on Fridays, groups take place in our Group Activities room at our office. The Group Activities room is set up to mimic the environment of one’s home or child care facility.

  • Pre-School Group  10:30-11:15 and/or 2:30-3:30
  • Early Language Development Group 3:30-4:30
  • Later Language Development Group 4:30-5:30
  • Adolescent Group 5:30-6:30

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